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During the COVID restrictions it’s difficult to keep up with more structured exercise. Yet exercise, and especially strength training, will help keep us mobile and may also help improve our mood and make it a bit easier to tolerate the restrictions.

It’s well established that staying active is good for our health and wellbeing. It is recommended that older adults accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days. Our Living Longer Living Stronger can keep you active with exercise that maintains and improves your strength and balance. The more muscle mass you lose, the harder it is to get it back!

So don’t forget that a number of our Living Longer Living Stronger instructors are providing online classes which can be accessed by anyone aged over 50 throughout NSW. Because Living Longer Living Stronger is individually tailored to your own goals and conditions, you’ll need to have an assessment before you join the class, but this can be done online too. (If you are already in a Living Longer living Stronger class we may be able to transfer your program.)

COTA NSW also has a number of videos showing simple exercises you can do at home, so there’s another way you can keep moving. So there’s really no reason not to get started!